Vaccinations are an evidence-based public health intervention and the decision to get a vaccine supports patient safety. If you’re looking for resources to inform your conversations with patients or support your own decision-making, our vaccine information page has help.
When talking to patients about any treatment, nurses ensure they include patients as partners in their care decisions and set aside adequate time to listen to patients and address concerns and/or correct misconceptions.
Vaccines are one of the ways we fight COVID-19. Like any other drug/vaccine/treatment, there are benefits and risks. Nurses should discuss the benefits and risks of vaccines versus the risks of diseases.
If you need to have a difficult discussion with a patient, you can use strategies such as ...